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Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften

Christopher Zysik

 Christopher Zysik

Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften > Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Study Office - Scientific Assistant (WHK) - Studienbüro KW

+49 5251 60-3719
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

Research Interest
  • Popular music and media (specialisation East-Asia)
  • Metal music studies
  • Idols and celebrity cult
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Theories of power
  • Aesthetics
  • Globalization

Current Research Project [Dissertation]

Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Krettenauer

Thesis: Kawaii-Metal - Zur postkolonialen Analyse der Niedlichkeit als Warenästhetik in der Metalmusik (Working Title)


Wintersemester 2018/2019

"The journey is the reward" (Confucius) - Reading class about Asian philosophy and theology [in cooperation with Anne Weber]

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM, D-A-CH Branch)
2017 - today

Scientific Assistant

at the Dean's office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Study Office

2017 - today


Institute of Art / Music / Textil, Department of Music, Paderborn University

2014 - 2016

Postgraduate studies

Master of Arts in Popular Music and Media, Paderborn University

2009 - 2014

Undergraduate studies

Dual-Subject Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and Philosophy, Paderborn University

Scientific Articles

(2019): Hang on the Box and women's identity in China, in: Bestley, Russ (Hrsg.): Punk & Post-Punk, Ausgabe 8, Nr. 2, S. 243-255.

Conference Paper Presentation

2019-11-02: 'J-Pop, K-Pop and Co. - Re-imagining National Identity through Popular Music Terms in East Asia' [transl.], 29th Annual Conference of the German Society for Popular Music Studies (GfPM) 'One Nation Under a Groove: 'Nation' as a category in popular music?', Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

2019-07-11: 'Wota - Creating a Space for Marginalized Identities in Japanese Popular Culture' [transl.], 12th Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities 'Die Relevanz kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung', Paderborn University

2018-07-12: 'Kawaii-Metal - About the Postcolonial Analysis of Cuteness as a Commodity Aesthtic in Metal Music' [transl.], 11th Postgraduate Conference of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Paderborn University

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